Microsoft Edge Receives Reading View Text Options

Yet another new feature made its appearance in the Canary branch of Microsoft Edge. Starting in build 77.0.216.0, a set of text options are available for the Reading View in the Chromium-based Edge browser.

A new release of Edge Canary, build 77.0.216.0, comes with a set of text options for the Reading View. The options were already available in the classic Edge browser. In the Edge Chromium the following options are available.

  • The text size
  • The page theme.

Edge Chromium Reading View Text Preference

These options can be enabled with a flag.

To Enable Reading View Text Options in Microsoft Edge Chromium

  1. Update the Edge Canary to build 77.0.216.0.
  2. Type edge://flags/#edge-reading-view-text-preference into the address bar of Edge.
  3. Enable the flag Microsoft Edge Reading View Text Preference by selecting Enabled from the drop down list next to the flag's name.Reading View Text Prefernce Flag
  4. Restart the Edge browser when prompted.Edge Relauch Browser Flags

You are done!

Before:

Edge Chromium No Text Preference

After:

Edge Chromium Reading View Text Preference


At the moment of this writing, the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium versions are as follows.


As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Microsoft Edge Download Page


I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

Thanks to Leo!

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